Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stop the Presses!

From The Press Association:

British scientists have won a £1 million grant to find out if a robot can safely be employed to stir soup in a kitchen.

The project called Co-operative Human Robot Interaction Systems and based at the Bristol Robotics Lab has been funded by the European Commission.

A lab spokeswoman said: "It will specifically look at the problems of a human and a robot working together in the same space, for example in a kitchen where the service robot is performing a task such as stirring soup, while you add cream."

Here's another article on this important subject.

I'm just not sure I have a comment on this story. Except, of course, the obligatory reference to that Outer Limits cook book, To Serve Man.

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